he Nandurbar district is one of the smallest districts of Maharashtra, located at the edge of Maharashtra’s northern boundary enveloped by Madhya Pradesh on the north and the east and Gujarat on the west. The district is recognized for its tribal population and undulating landscapes of the Satpura ranges on the northern end of the district. Nandurbar city is the district headquarters.
Dhule district was partitioned on July 1, 1998 and the district was created. The district was part of the Khandesh district with Dhule and Jalgaon till July 1998. The district has an area of 5955 km². The population is 16,48,295.
The district has dry climate in general. The temperature attained is of typical of tropical temperature zone. The summer is intolerably hot since March to June every year. The average rainfall in the district is about 888 mm and it is not uniform in all parts of the district. The temperature in the district ranges from 42.8 degrees in summer to 10.6 degrees in winter.
The main occupation of the residents of the district is agriculture. Nandurbar is most famous for world-class quality chilli production and the world’s largest wind farm with an output of 1000MW which is about 30 kms from Nandurbar city. The district is rich in producing cotton and hence has various textile industrial clusters, especially in the Navapur tehsil. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the district produce mostly agro-based or forest-based products with few demand based industries
such as solar and plastic.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Nandurbar one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). Nandurbar District been selected as one of the Aspirational district in the country by NITI Aayog.
As per Provisional population figures of 2011 Census
|Area||5,955 Sq Km|
|No. of Talukas||6|
|Population of Nandurbar||16,48,295|
|No. of Municipalities||04|
|No. of Revenue Division||1|
|No. of Gram phanchayat||585|
|No. of Villages||943|
For more information, visit https://nandurbar.gov.in/
Last Modified : 9/16/2020
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